Victor® Rat Zapper® Ultra Rat Trap Eliminate your rodent problem quickly and effectively with the Victor® Rat Zapper® Ultra Rat Trap. From set-up and use through cleaning and maintenance, each zap will be a snap thanks to the easy-to-use design. The ultra-sized chamber is ideal for targeting larger rats that invade your property. This humane trap kills rodents using a high-voltage shock and since rats are able to restart their hearts, the shock is applied for 2 minutes to ensure higher kill rates. To get started, simply apply a high protein bait in the provided bait cup, place the trap in a location with high rodent activity and turn it on.Best used for:AtticsGaragesBasementsKitchensHigh-Voltage Shock Humanely Kills Rodents The Rat Zapper® Ultra is equipped with smart circuit technology that senses when a rodent enters the trap. Once the rodent is inside, it steps on the metal plates, completing the circuit and the trap delivers a continuous high-voltage shock for 2 minutes to effectively eliminate rat invader. This trap is capable of eliminating up to 60 rats per set of fully charged batteries (4 “D”).LED Light Alerts With the Victor® Rat Zapper® Ultra Rat Trap, simplifying your pest control routine is a breeze. Each time the trap catches a rat, the light on top of the trap flashes red to indicate a kill. You’ll know when it’s time to empty your trap without having to check manually. Plus, the convenient LED light function will not only notify you of a catch, but it will also alert you when the trap’s battery is running low by rapidly flashing red.No-Touch Cleanup With the Rat Zapper® Ultra, cleanup is a breeze! Unlike standard rat traps, you don’t have to touch or look at dead rodents. The rat is contained within the kill chamber, which hides it from sight, while the indicator light lets you know when it’s time to empty. After a kill, just tip the trap to discard the dead rodent into the trash without having to touch it.How to Set the Rat Zapper® Ultra For your convenience, the Victor® Rat Zapper® Ultra Rat Trap is very easy to use. Get your trap setup by following these four simple steps:.
Victor® Rat Zapperr® Ultra Rat Trap Product Details Do you want to know more helpful details about the Victor® Rat Zapper® Ultra Rat Trap? Take a closer look at the in-depth specifications for this product. Complete Product Details »Kill MethodHumane, high-voltage shockAlert MethodLED lightMaterialsPlastic, metal
- Add Bait - Apply a small amount of high-protein bait, such as peanut butter, to the back wall of the trap away from the metal plates using a Q-tip or other tool to avoid transferring your scent.
- Insert Batteries - Remove the battery cover. Insert 4 “D” batteries into the battery compartment before replacing the cover.
- Place the Trap - Place the trap on a flat surface against a wall where you have seen signs of rodent activity. The trap should be placed lengthwise with the entrance nearest to the wall.
- Turn On - Activate by flipping the switch to the “ON” position. A green light will blink once to indicate the trap is functioning properly.
Victor® Rat Zapper® Ultra Rat Trap - 3 Traps Model # RZU001 Kills per Setting 1 Kills per Set of Batteries 60 Batteries Required 4 “D” batteriesLearn More About Rodent Control At times, rodent problems can seem like a never-ending battle. But, believe it or not, you can get the upper hand. Understanding your enemy – their habits and preferences – is the first step of successful elimination. Check out some of our great resources to find out more about controlling your rodent problems.About Victor® Victor® has been a trusted name in rodent control since 1898. Since the invention of the spring-based trap over 115 years ago, we have been continuously striving to manufacture innovative, quality products that keep your family safe from the dangers of rodents. With a variety of electronic traps, snap traps and repellents available, Victor® has a broad selection of products to meet the needs of consumers. More About Victor® »WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including lead and lead compounds, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.
Victor® Rat Zapper® Ultra Rat Trap - 3-Traps Model # RZU001 Bundle # BRZU001PROMO Kills per Setting 1 Kills per Set of Batteries 60 Batteries Required 4 "D" batteries Kill Method Humane, high-voltage shock Alert Method LED light Materials Plastic, metal
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great Products Killed mice moles rats easily and no mess just dump them out, Used same bait over and over. I have a dog so no worries with poisons
Review RateWorks Great When it Works
Bought 3 late in the season last year so only put them out this year 2 weeks ago for the first time. Was amazed the first night we got a rat. Next day a mouse. Second night …. it rained. Brought them in to dry them out … green light didn't come on when we turned them back on. Changed the batteries …. nothing. Since we had only put 2 out we put the same batteries in the unused unit. Light came on fine. So if you think it is going to rain bring them it because apparently they don't like the rain. Very disappointed we are down to one unit and that they wasn't anything noted about the fact they don't like the rain.Response From Victor®Jennifer : Consumer Relations Representative
Thank you for providing this feedback! This trap is designed for indoor use only. Using the trap outdoors could cause the unit to malfunction and will also void the warranty. We apologize for any confusion!
Please feel free to contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-5-VICTOR (1-855-584-2867) with any questions or for additional assistance.
Review RateSo far so good
Second night having trap in carport got a rat. Have been catching mice almost nightly. Working very well so far.
Review RateRat Zapper Ultra is the best for Successful and Clean kills
We purchased 3 more Rat Zappers as backups because we don't want to be without them as we live next to an open space with oaks that attract a lot of wildlife to our house. Used them since about 2010 and have killed about 200 rodents--mice, rats, and even some squirrels. We mostly use them outside, checking them daily for kills to quickly dispose of them, and bring the Zappers inside when it rains. We used one in the attic once and caught a rodent within 2 days. We use dog bisquits as bait. These Zappers are the best product we have found for this.
Review RateVictor -Highly Recommended. Tips and Tricks
These Victor e-Traps really work their hearts out.. Highly productive, compared to other traps and poison. We have roof rats and they got in and trashed my kitchen and pantry while we were away for six months. I'm still cleaning. They fouled everything. It's a real nightmare for a housekeeper to come home to a mess like this. I've killed 27 so far in about one month, some from plastic paddle traps but these Victor e-Traps are more productive and consistent because they will get any size rodent that can fit inside. The paddle traps come up empty a lot of times and don't often get the small immature rats. Last summer I killed 50 rats out of the neighborhood. We have a problem with rats here and have for many years, because we live near Hollywood Park race track but this year and last are especially bad. Stables have grain and oat straw, so they harbor rats and mice. Now Hollywood Park has been torn down to make way for the new football stadium and the displaced rats have gone out into the neighborhood, looking for food and shelter. I already own two of these Victor traps and I just bought four more. I tried the Chinese knock offs, but they don't catch anything. I'm going to stick with the Victor brand. Now, here is how I do it.. I chum the rats. In other words, I establish feeding stations in areas that I know they travel in, and I start out by feeding them crushed egg noodles, sometimes sunflower seeds. When they are coming to get fed every day, and the food is all disappearing, I set out the baited traps. I just throw a little bit of seed or crushed egg noodles inside the trap and a little on the outside. Pretty soon they are committing suicide inside these traps. If you set the traps out about an hour before sunset, you will kill one per trap, and then you can reset them and in the morning you will have another in each trap, so you can get two per trap per day that way. The trick is to chum the rats in an area you know they are going to find, before baiting and setting your traps. If you do this, you will catch rats. I found that they always like egg noodles, sunflower seeds or bird seed. I never had any luck with peanut butter or peanuts. Once they are accustomed to a particular kind of food, they will prefer it over something new. They also like anything with oil in it, like salad dressing, cooking oil, etc so maybe chunks of bread with oil, but the sunflower seeds and pasta are neeter. Good luck, and "Death to Rats"!!! BTW, if you chum in your trapping area, when you see that there are still egg noodles and sunflower seeds still on the ground in the morning, it's a pretty good sign that you have killed off that colony completely, at least for that season.
Review RateAs advertised
My neighbor recommend Rat Zappers and lent me one for a while. I quickly saw how effective they are and bought three. They are now at work, protecting my crawlspace and garage. Unlike poison or traditional mousetraps, I can use Rat Zappers around my dog. I was upset to find a zapped chipmunk early on, but they are rodents too. There are lots of squirrels around, but I haven't zapped any yet -- and don't want to. They are happy feeding on acorns and nesting in the trees.
Review RateMoney well spent!!!!
After I paid $435 to have a $12.97 part replaced due to rodents chewing on wiring, I thought these would make for the perfect problem solver. I had no luck until I put 1/2 of a mini snickers in the rat-zapper, then promptly got a squirrel that had been collecting fuzz from an outdoor carpet. Have now purchased my parents matching his & hers rat-zappers, as the live nearby a recently fire ravaged area. Also loaned out two of my three traps to a neighbor, as the rodents try to eat the chicken feed.
I had one that isn't working right....but no response from Victor. The ones that do work...work ok...I think there are cheaper better brands out there that do the same thing much better.Response From Victor®Jennifer : Consumer Relations Representative
We apologize for this experience and would like to learn more about what is occurring. For troubleshooting assistance, please feel free to contact us directly. Our Consumer Relations Team can be reached at 1-855-5-VICTOR (1-855-584-2867).
Review RateExcellent product that works exactly as advertised.
My husband and I live on a farm and have been feeding horses and goats for 20 years. Last year for the first time we had a scary infestation of dozens of rats and mice. We tried traps and other methods that did not work. I did internet research and found the Rat Zapper. Because of the ability to return within 30 days, I bought 3 of the large traps. We alternate baiting with goat chow, horse feed or cracked corn. From the first day we started catching rats and mice. Clean disposal. We have caught dozens in the last month and have not had to change batteries yet. Very pleased.
Review RateBest Rat & Mouse Control
I've used the Rat Zapper Ultras for two years now and love them. In the desert country of Oregon, field mice and pack rats constantly get into the house, barns and our vehicles. From early Spring when they break hibernation until late Fall the Zappers prevent damage in the house and with one in my truck, damaged wiring from mice making nests under the dash or hood. You simply glance at the red light each day to see if it is blinking.
Rat Zapper® Ultra Trap - Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Where do I place the trap?
A: Place the trap along the wall where rodents primarily travel or where you have seen signs of rodent activity. Rats are wary critters and they’ll initially avoid anything new in their environment. Good news is we’re smarter than they are! It may take a few days or nights for the first rat to enter your trap but be patient!
Q: How do I bait the trap?/What should I use to bait the trap?
A: To bait the Rat Zapper®, first make sure the trap is turned off. Place the bait along or on the back wall of the trap. Be sure to use gloves or a tool to bait so your scent is not transferred onto the trap. We’ve carefully researched dry pet food and found it an excellent lure. Other dried baits (nuts, dehydrated fruit, etc.) can also work well. Goopy Bait Note: Please don’t place moist or goopy bait in your Rat Zapper® unless you place it in a plastic container, like a medium plastic bottle cap, and then slide it to the back of your Rat Zapper®. (Otherwise you may goop the electronics and/or falsely trip the system.)
Q: How do I clean the trap?
A: Through repeat use and baiting, dust and debris can settle on the metal plates inside the trap, so we recommend that you clean your trap between each use. To clean the trap:
- Turn the unit to the off position and remove the batteries
- Use a hydrogen peroxide topical solution (available at most drug stores) and an old toothbrush to clean the inside of the chamber. Use a wire brush as needed to remove any corrosion, being careful not to be too vigorous. This could accidentally remove all of the protective zinc plating
- Allow the Rat Zapper® Ultra Rat Trap to air dry completely
- Replace the batteries and turn the unit back on
Q: What type of batteries do I need?
A: The Rat Zapper® Ultra requires 4 “D” alkaline batteries which will provide approximately two years of stand-by power. Use high quality alkaline batteries to ensure the best results.
Q: What may affect the effectiveness of an electronic trap?
A: To ensure that your trap works when it is supposed to, keep the metal plates clean so the trap won’t trigger at the wrong time.
- Don’t over-bait, as excess food could drop onto the plates and activate the trap, after which any rodent may safely enter to remove the food.
- Make sure that the plates are clear of any debris, especially urine or hair from a recent kill that may interfere with the unit’s proper function. Remember, both plates need to be clean so that the electric circuit is made complete by the rodent stepping on both.
Q:What does it mean when the light blinks green? Red?
A: When you turn on the trap, the green light will stay on for 2 seconds to confirm the trap is on. Then the light is supposed to go off. The red light will blink to indicate a successful kill; however, in order to conserve battery, it only flashes about every 7 seconds. A rapid blinking red light indicates that the batteries are running low and will need to be replaced.